Nikon 105mm f/2.8 D AF Micro Review Round-Up

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If you own or have used this lens, let us know what you think! Leave your comments and thoughts below. Get more information and user reviews for this lens from Amazon: Nikon 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

Photo Zone

The Micro-Nikkor AF 105mm f/2.8 D may be a relatively old lens but it is still capable to deliver excellent results. Optically it is a near-flawless lens with high resolution figures, low vignetting, low CAs and non-existent distortions. The mechanical quality is very high but it also feels a little dated here with its independent AF-MF switch. Typical for most macro lenses it also suffers from a relatively slow AF speed. The new Micro-Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/2.8 ED VR has been improved in both respects (with VR on top) and regarding its similar price tag there’re probably few reasons left to prefer the classic lens. Nonetheless it is still a very fine lens. READ FULL REVIEW

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SLRGear

No two ways about it, the Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 is a fantastic lens, particularly if you’re into macro photography. While it’s in a good focal length range for use as a portrait lens, it’s probably too sharp for that usage. (But just a slight blur filter applied in Photoshop(tm) could quickly take care of that.) It’s probably not for everyone, but if you want a supremely sharp, high-quality lens in this focal length range, you can hardly do better. If you’re a macro shooter, this is a superb tool, with the added benefit of a comfortable working range, thanks to its 105mm focal length. READ FULL REVIEW

KenRockwell

This is Nikon’s original 105mm AF Micro and it’s a great lens. I bought this one used in 1999. It focuses right up to 1:1 life size with no fooling around. If focuses quickly in both AF and manual modes. And yes, of course it’s sharp all over at every distance and f/stop. READ FULL REVIEW

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. This glass works well for Micro as well as portraits, great job Nikon.

  2. I returned my new 105 AF-S VR lens and picked up a used 105 AF-D because the old lens is so much crisper at all ranges and apertures.

    Nikon, glass is always more important than electronics and servos …

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